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Marlin 5exi builds Calling all you sexi builders....sorry 5exi builders, show us your progress.

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Old 9th May 2004, 09:23
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Default Has anyone fitted the discs and callipers?

Just wondering if anyone has fitted these yet .

I got new discs & pads the other day but am having a little bit of a problem with trial fitting them.
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Old 9th May 2004, 18:32
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Not yet - although I also have new bits here waiting to be fitted...

Its next on my list so I'll try and do it this week so I'l let you know if I hit any problems (in which case we can compare notes :-)


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Dylan
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Old 9th May 2004, 18:36
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Old 10th May 2004, 07:17
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I've fitted my front discs and pads, I needed to modify the caliper brackets because they were for solid discs and required the slots opening out. The rear discs won't sit over the hub flange because the centre hole is too small. If i'd known that before fitting flanges I could have modified them but now i'll have to get the discs altered to fit. hth brian
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Old 10th May 2004, 09:29
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I've fitted my front discs and pads, I needed to modify the caliper brackets because they were for solid discs and required the slots opening out. The rear discs won't sit over the hub flange because the centre hole is too small. If i'd known that before fitting flanges I could have modified them but now i'll have to get the discs altered to fit. hth brian
That makes some sense of the front fit.

It looks like I need to shim the gap between the mounting bracket and calliper, again due to fitting vented discs.

Rear seemed to be ok with mine, bar a little gentle persuasion (hammer). My problem with the rear is the handbrake bracket catching the upright. Mark made a piece to fit this originally and has promised to post me a pair.
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Old 10th May 2004, 17:25
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I'm going to trial fit my rear calipers tonight, i'll let you know the outcome. Brian.
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Old 10th May 2004, 21:05
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Default rear discs

The caliper housings from my 800 series Vitesse won't fit the mounting bracket so I haven't got very far. The rear discs don't sit over my driving flanges which are rover 25 drum brakes due to the centre hole being 4mm too small. I'll get the discs machined and try and locate the caliper brackets and hopefully it should all fit together.
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Brian

Your woes, suddenly make my problem seem like childsplay.

Good luck.
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